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.s. embassy and pushing the protesters into tahrir score. we have more with molly henneberg live in washington and leeland vittert in egypt. we'll start with lee land. what's cairo like right now? >> behind me, tahrir square. it is a tense calm here this morning and this evening there are hundreds if not thousands of riot police who have been stationed around the city and then also around the u.s. embassy just in case these protesters came back. overnight it was a fierce street battle, would be the best word for it. tear gas and rubber bullets being fired by the army, which had dug in. the protesters hurling rocks and molotov cocktails and started just after friday prayers when things really picked up. a few thousand protesters, number of them carrying islamic flags, that black flag they had raised over the american embassy on tuesday. also large posters of osama bin laden, four or five feet tall posters and they would chant, obama, obama, we are all osamas, referring, of course, to osama bin laden. the arabian peninsula has not missed this opportunity to speak out. they're praising the attac
, ambassador to libya. molly henneberg is live in washington. >> molly: the white house and state department are defending ambassador susan rice. a spokesman for barack obama says she has done extraordinary work for the american people. also democratic senator john kerry called rice, quote a remarkable public servant and state department put out a statement defending rice's comments to those sunday shows. the statement said, quote, at every turn, ambassador rice said she was providing the best information and best assessment that the administration had at the time. based on what was provided to ambassador rice and other senator senior intelligence committee but they knew one day of the assault that it was a coordinated terror attack likely tied to al-qaeda. congressman king wants to know why ambassador rice went on tv five days after the attack and said otherwise. >> the entire administration, miss informed the world and she was our representative to the world explaining what happened. virtually everything she said was wrong and the administration is trying to cover it by saying she was give
to the murder of ambassador stevens and three others on this september 11th. and molly henneberg is here to tell bus that. interesting, molly. tell us more. >> there was an ied attack, an improvised explosive device attack in in june and rocked propelled grenades in august. but, as far as the consulate attack goes, the the white house says it was in response to an online video that was put on youtube back in june, that some muslims found offensive and here is what president obama had to say about it in his weekly internet and radio address. >> there's no religion that condones the murder of innocent men and women and no excuse on our consulates. so long as i'm commander-in-chief, they'll never tolerate harm to fellow americans. >> the bodies of ambassador chris stevens and three others killed in the attack were brought back to andrews air force base yesterday and the white house says there's no information to suggest that this was a pre-planned attack, but the republican chairman of the house intelligence committee isn't so sure. >> there is no high degree of confidence that it was or was not pr
henneberg has more details from the white house. >> molly: there was an ide attack on that same consulate in benghazi in june. then the red cross in benghazi came under attack in august. they insist the 9/11 was in response to a privately made video posted on youtube in june that though found offensive. here is what part of the president said about it. >> there is no religion that condones the targeting of innocent men and women. there are no excuse for attacks on consulates. we will not tolerate efforts to harm fellow americans. >> the body of chris stevens and three others killed in the attacks were brought back to andrews air force base yesterday. white house has been saying there is no information to suggest this was plea planned attack. the republican can chairman of the house intelligence committee isn't so sure. >> there is no high degree of confidence that it was or was not premeditated. there are still analysts who disagree from our civilians agencies and department of defense agencies. i still have a lot more questions to say definitively it was just a spontaneous event. >> moll
was aimed at discouraging voters most likely to support the president. molly henneberg has more. what argument did the democrats make to the judge that convinced him to conclude that the law was unconstitutional? >> hi, rick. first, the law would have ended the early in person voting on the friday before a tuesday election, except for military personnel and ohioans living overseas. lawyers for the obama reelection campaign argued that it wasn't fair to stop voting. for some people, meaning servicemen and women, but not for overrules the judge agreed and told ohio that the state could not implement that law. in response, the obama campaign put out a statement saying, quote, we're pleased the court agreed to restore equal and fair access to early voting. they said people of ohio overwhelmingly expressed their desire to preserve the system which was so successful in recent years. on the other side, lawyers for the state of ohio had argued that the local boards of election need those last three days to prepare for the big election day. rick? >> rick: is there a possibility that the ohio a
stevens and three other americans were killed in the september 11th attack in benghazi and molly henneberg is following the story live in washington what happens next. >> she has her supporters including the president saying she's done extraordinary work at the united nations and providing the best knowledge that the administration had at the time. and john kerry, democratic chairman of the foreign relations committee says she's a quote enormously capable person, but republican congressman peter king is it not convinced. he wants to know why five days after the attack that killed ambassador chris stevens and three others, ambassador rice stated publicly on several talk shows it was a spontaneous attack that grew out of an anti-muslim video when there was evidence it was a coordinated terror attack. >> ambassador rice should resign and we should investigate how high up this went and if the administration would voluntarily come forward and why they gave out this false information when they had to know there was so much else out there and yet, they wanted to rule out terrorism from the start.
voting for all residents before election day. molly henneberg is live with more details on this. >> molly: there was a law in ohio that had set the fry fri before the tuesday election as the last day for early in person voting except for residents living overseas. federal judge decided yesterday that this law was unconstitutional. allowed more voting time for some voters meaning the military and not others. said ohio cannot implement it. the obama campaign and democrats had sued the state of ohio over this law saying in part it would affect low income voters unfairly. after a judge's decision an obama spokesman says we are pleased they restored early access to voting. the people of ohio had overwhelmingly expressed their desire to preserve the early voting system which had been so successful in recent years. but ohio's attorney general and secretary of state both republicans who have to enforce stated laws saying local election boards need the last three days before an election to prepare for the big day. they said in a statement, quote, we have always allowed distinction for military vot
of federal law. molly henneberg is live for us in washington with more on this story. hi, molly. >> heather, six republican senators are really upset about this and say the defense department's efforts to uphold the law are, quote, at best, a hollow exercise. the 2009 law requires that the pentagon set up a voter assistance office on every military base to help servicemen and women maneuver through the voter registration processes and/or to request an absentee ballot. republican senators cornyn, ayotte, imhoff, chambliss, by point to a new report by the pentagon's inspector general saying attempts to check on the offices, quote, failed about 50% of the time. and the senators say where there are voting assistance offices, quote, they located many of them in places that can be hard to find or else play no role in administrative in processing or outprocessing for deployment. for example, the base library or chapel. as such, most newly assigned military service members and also deploying service members have no meaningful opportunity to receive the necessary voter assistance during these key tr
examples of political spin. molly henneberg with the news live from d.c. >> as the president made clear last night he's proud of the $85 billion auto bailouts in 2009 but he may have stretched the success of that government intervention. >> we reinvented a die auto industry that's back on top of the world. >> reporter: actually japanese automaker toyota is the leading global auto sales company in 2011 with general motors, gm, in second place and german volkswagen poised to take over number two later this year. that's according to "u.s.a. today." the president said this about how much oil we're having to inport this year. >> today the united states of america is less dependent on foreign oil than at any time in the last two decades. >> reporter: according tower fox brain resume, that's true. so far for 2012, we are i am porting 7.77 million barrels of oil a day, about the same rate as in 1993. vice president joe biden spoke about president obama ordering the mission to kill osama bin laden and said this about governor romney's thoughts on bin laden. >> when he was asked about bin laden i
and that is a violation of federal law. molly henneberg with the story. >> a group of republican senators are trying to get them know move in on the situation. and requires that the defense department set up a voter assistance office on every military base or installation, to help servicemen and women registered to vote and requested an absentee ballot. the pentagon's inspector general wrote in a report last week that quote, we attempted to contact 100% of the installation. and results were clear. our attempts to contact the ibao, stands for installation voter assistance offices, failed about 50% of the time. and republican senators kornyn, and barrasso and burr are alarmed by this and say it's a clear violation of that 2009 law. in a letter to defense secretary leon panetta, they write, dod, that's the department of defense's implementtation of the voter on base system has been at best a hollow exercise. many of the based assistance offices that do exist are grossly inadequate and at least half of them are either closed or completely unstaffed. the pentagon says there's a simple explanation for thi
. not the president. medical medical is joining us live now at the -- molly henneberg is joining us with more. >> the white house insists there was no actionable intelligence, nothing to tip them off about what exactly was about to happen prior to the attack on the consulate in libya. the white house also says there was no information to suggest that this was a preplanned attack. in his weekly radio and internet address taped yesterday, released today, the president said those who target americans overseas will find, quote, no escape from justice. >> we are doing whatever we can to protect americans who are serving abroad. we're in contact with the governments around the globe to strengthen our cooperation and underscore that every nation has a responsibility to help us protect our people. we've moved forward with an effort to see that justice is done for those we lost. and we will not rest until that work is done. >> but the top republican on the house intelligence committee isn't ready to agree with the white house just yet that this was a spontaneous attack. in reaction to that video, espe
but they aren't leaving without displaying the exact behavior so many people are finding upsetting. molly henneberg show us from capitol hill. >> before they recess in a couple of days until after the election, come parting shots from senate leaders. >> first, from the top senate republican. >> we have got multiple crisis level issues to deal with. yet our democratic friends don't want to do a thing. >> then the top senate democrat. >> we know what the senate republicans have done here. filibustering on everything. >> the to-do is long. they need to tack the $16 trillion deficit. federal budget. looming sequestration. that is massive cuts to domestic and defense programs if congress can't get the spending under control. aspiring bush tax cut. the farm bill. and the transportation bill just to name a few. >> senate republicans charge that democrats are not serious about passing legislation. >> democrat-controlled senate deliberately chosen inaction. why? because over the past two years, democratic senate has seen itself as an extension of the president re-election campaign. rather than a f
of the white house inquiry. at the white house, molly henneberg, fox news. . >>> it's about to explode. the american disengagement, lack of leadership leading from behind is leading to uncertainty and doubt on all fronts. >> it was a coordinated military-style commando-type raid that had both direct prior and indirect prior military movements involved in it. this was a well-planned, well-targeted event, no doubt about it. >>> congressman rogers, head of the house intelligence committee commented about the attack in libya that killed the american ambassador. congressman rogers is a guest on fox news this morning. chris wallace joins me with a preview. good morning, chris. >> good morning, melanie. >> we started off the week remembering 9/11. by the end of that day, we had the death of a u.s. ambassador at the hands of armed rebels. some prominent americans are saying there is a connection. >> well, certainly it appears that the video, in the case of cairo -- i'm not so quite as sure in terms of libya. in terms of cairo, the video insulting the prophet mohammed was the spark plug. the ad
was a coordinated terrorist tack. today a leading lawmaker calling on ambassador rice to resign. molly henneberg, who wants the ambassador to step down? >> reporter: it is congressman peter king, the republican chaiuse homeland security committee, the first lawmaker to call for ambassador rice's resignation. he wants to know why she went on sunday talk shows, five days after the attack and said it was a spontaneous event even though king says there was circumstantial evidence that it was a terror attack. >> entire administration has handled this wrong from the start misinformed the american people, misinformed the world she was our representative to the world. supposedly explaining what happened. everything she said was wrong. the administration is now trying to cover it by saying she was given the best information they had available at the time. >> reporter: a state department spokesperson says ambassador rice made it clear when she was discussing the act tack that killed ambassador stevens and three other americans that the investigation was still going on. >> arthel: the question is, was it t
? >> arthel: molly henneberg, thank you very much for that report. >> rick: coming up, a brand-new report we'll tell you about, shows small businesses are not getting the loans they need to succeed. we'll discuss what it's going to take to strengthen the backbone of the u.s. economy. that's straight ahead. >> rick: arthel was talking about this. disappointing numbers raising fresh concerns about the economy this week. that tough jobs report that came out yesterday followed by news that small business loans rose just 3%. that is nowhere near what the economy needs. another bad sign, small companies are taking longer to pay their bills and a lot of economists say those businesses are the backbone of the u.s. economy. so what's it going to take to get them back on track? joining us is rich, and a form managing director of morgan stanley. thanks for coming in. so this country would be nothing without its entrepreneurial spirit. yet you say that spirit is sort of gone. >> it's gone, but not forgotten. let's start there first. i think it's just tempered now. our administration has been a -- let's
the stage for what could be a real photo finish in november. molly henneberg live at the white house for us. tell us more about the national polls, molly. what do they show? >> reporter: jon, you just showed the associated press poll. we have a new poll from "the wall street journal" opened by the same parent company of this network. it is a snapshot of the national head to head matchup. look at this one out recently and shows the president ticking up among registered voters. the president has a six-point lead, 50-44% in the "wall street journal" poll. that is up from the 4-point lead that the president had last month. the poll was taken after the attack in libya last week but before governor romney's comments on people being dependent on government. look at the right track wrong track. 55% of the registered voters in "the wall street journal" poll say america is on the wrong track. 39% say right track. that is 7% increase since august. gallup tracking poll of registered voters. nail-biter in this one, president obama, 47%, romney 46%. "rasmussen poll" of likely voters. this is different fr
henneberg live in washington with more on that. molly, one of the things you are looking at what joe biden said and romney about a territorial tax? >> reporter: gregg, we're looking this hour at the vice president's speech last night, going line by line through it. one of the things that jumped out when the vice president criticized part of governor romney's budget plan said would lead to more jobs overseas. but our fact checking crusade he didn't tell the whole story. first, here is that sound bite. >> as a matter of fact, in his budget proposal, and in his tax proposal he calls for a new tax. it is called a territorial tax, which the experts have looked and they acknowledge it will create 800,000 new jobs all of them overseas. >> reporter: he is talking about romney's idea for corporate tax reform in which he wants to exempt corporations from paying domestic taxes on foreign prsts. -- profits. the vice president citing a study that didn't look at romney's plan and didn't say jobs created overseas would come at expense of jobs created home. plus a number of members of the president's expo
up his remarks, all of this coming at a crucial point in the presidential campaign. molly henneberg is live in washington with more. >> jon, those hecklers were part of a group that want corporate money out of politics. a group of conservatives, mostly religious politically active voters here today, they are at a lunch break now. they gather once a year to hear from poll teugts politicians and others. vice presidental candidate paul ryan wrapped up his speech. he started off by talking about the unrest in the world and had this to say about president obama's foreign policy. >> mobs storming american embassies and consulates, iran four years closer to gaining a nuclear weapon, israel, our best ally in the region treated with indifference bordering on contempt by the obama administration amid all these threats and dangers, what we do not see is steady, consistent american leadership. >> reporter: prior to congressman ryan telephone speakers including tea party favorite senator jim demint from south carolina, paul rand from kentucky and michelle bachmann from minnesota. house majority
president disputes. molly henneberg is battling the elements outside the white house. the day here briefing still underway inside there. what are they saying now. >> we've been waiting to hear from the white house after apparently conflicting reports over the weekend. you had the u.s. ambassador to the united nations saying one thing, the libyan president saying another about what exactly happened to the lead up and the actual day when this happened. we may get more 0 information because the briefing is going on. it needs to be determined if this was a spontaneous attack, protestors got out of control, they were upset by the video about the prophet muhammad. that's what the white house is saying. or was it something else, a well planned, targeted attack. this is what the whitehouse spokesman said minutes ago. >> we have provided information about what we believe was the precipitating cause of the protest and the violence, based on the information that we have had available. there is an ongoing investigation, the f.b.i. is investigating, and that investigation will follow the facts wherever
. it is a very challenging time for the coalition forces. molly henneberg joins us live from washington. molly the defense secretary said the surge did what it needed to do. what does he mean? >> he means the troops went in, they helped with the ongoing transition from nato-led security to after fan-led security and they are out on schedule. that's what secretary leon panetta says. he went on in a statement to say that the last surge troops leaving afghanistan, quote, is an opportunity to recognize that the surge accomplished its objectives of reversing taliban momentum on the battlefield and dramatically increased the size and capability of the afghan national security forces. secretary panetta says the 68,000 american troops still in afghanistan remain in a quote, tough fight, and he says the full transition to afghan control will be complete by the end of 2014 when the u.s. and other in it tow allies plan to pull out the rest of the troops. martha: i mentioned in the introduction, molly that green on blue violence that we have seen so much of. the defense secretary has had a bit of a differ
numbers, molly henneberg is live for us at the white house with those. good morning, molly. >> good morning, gretchen. there is a new poll from the "wall street journal" owned by the parent company of this network and although this race may come down to a handful of states, these national polls are a national snapshot of how the country feels right now. this one out today has the president ticking up a bit. it's a poll of registered voters and it shows the president has a six point lead. 50-44% in this "wall street journal" poll. that's up from the 4 point lead that he had last month. this poll was taken after the attack in libya last week. but before governor romney's comments on people being dependent on government. in the right track wrong track question, 55% of registered voters say america is on the wrong track. 39% say it's on the right track. that's a 7 point increase since august. as for what the candidates are doing today, today the president will be at the white house. he and the vice president had a meeting here with secretary of state hillary clinton. governor romney wil
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